The Saint Joseph's field hockey team will hit the road for a pair of non-conference games this weekend as the Hawks will take on Hofstra on Friday before visiting Columbia on Sunday.  The Hawks were ranked 21st in the most recent Penn Monto/NFHCA Poll, released on Tuesday.

#21 Saint Joseph's at Hofstra
Friday, September 22 • 4:00 p.m. • Hofstra Field Hockey Stadium (West Hempstead, N.Y.)
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• Saint Joseph's (6-2) swept its opening weekend of conference play, blanking Saint Louis, 2-0, last Friday before defeating Lock Haven, 3-1, on Sunday.  Junior Anna Willocks and freshman Quinn Maguire each tallied a goal and an assist against the Billikens while sophomore goalkeeper Victoria Kammerinke made two saves for her second shutout of the season.  On Sunday, freshmen Jordan Olenginski tied the game in the first half before classmates Emily Henry and Nicole Kruger gave the Hawks the win over the Bald Eagles.

• Maguire added an assist in the win over Lock Haven; her four-point weekend earned her Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors for the third consecutive week.

• Maguire leads the Hawks and ranks among the league leaders in goals (six) and points (14).  Willocks has a league-leading five assists on the season and ranks second on the squad with 13 points, while Henry's four goals tie her with Willocks for second on the team.

• Kammerinke has played every minute in the cage for the Hawks, posting a 1.24 goals against average and a .762 save percentage.

• Last time out, Hofstra (5-5) topped Rider, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon.  Philine de Wolf scored two goals, while Madison Sauve added a goal and an assist.

• Sauve is the Pride's leading scorer, with seven goals and 17 points on the year, while de Wolf ranks second in both categories with six goals and 14 points.  Marloes Schavemaker has notched a team-leading five assists thus far in 2017.

• Carys Swan has started all 10 contests in the cage for the Pride, notching a 2.42 GAA and a .747 save percentage.

• The all-time series between the teams is tied at 4-4, with the Hawks having taken a 5-3 result at Ellen Ryan Field a season ago.

#21 Saint Joseph's at Columbia
Sunday, September 24 • Noon • Columbia Field Hockey Stadium (New York, N.Y.)
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• Columbia (3-3) has won three in a row, most recently routing Bryant, 6-1, on Sunday.  Maeve Doherty and Katie Koester scored twice apiece for the Lions, while Doherty added two assists as well.  Doherty tallied an assist and a defensive save earlier in the week to pull in Ivy League Player of the Week laurels.

• Doherty doubled her offensive output on the season in the win over the Bulldogs; her six-point afternoon brought her to a team-leading 12 points on the season.  Her three goals and six assists are also tops among the Lions.

• Goalkeeper Katie Dempsey has played every minute for Columbia, turning in a 3.46 GAA.

• The Lions open Ivy League play on Saturday, hosting Brown at 10:00 a.m.

• The Hawks and Lions have only met once before, with SJU taking a 4-1 win at Finnesey Field in 2005.

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